Introducing iLab

iLab is core facility management software that RDI is implementing in many of the campus cores. iLab will help with scheduling, service requests, and includes tools for PIs to track their spending in the cores.

An iLab open house will be held on October 19, 2017 from 10am-Noon in the Cancer Center, room 2920. For more information about iLab, see this announcement.

Sample prep: Optical Sciences cleanroom

For materials microscopists, having a clean environment to prep samples for AFM or lithography is crucial. The College of Optical Sciences has a new website for people interested in using their Micro/Nano Fabrication cleanroom. See:

NEW for Summer 2017 - website updates

We have expanded the offerings of the UA Microscopy Alliance to include a number of educational features. 

Did you know that? will feature brief information about techniques, tools, tips, or basic facts that we find users often don't know about. The features will provide a contact or a web link to connect people with additional information if they are interested in learning more.

Aug 2017 - Introduction to Scientific Digital Images workshop

The Introduction to Scientific Digital Images workshop will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2016 from 8:30am to 1pm in the Kuiper Space Sciences building, room 308. The workshop provides a foundation for making good scientific and ethical decisions for working with digital image data. Open to students, staff, appointed professionals, faculty, and invited off-campus guests.

Please note, this workshop is only offered once per year in August.

Film Your Research - video contest (JoVE)

Join JoVE’s first-ever “Film Your Research” video contest for the chance to win up to $3000. This contest is an effort to get scientists connected with the concept of “visual science” by making a 2-minute video featuring yourself or a lab member performing a scientific experiment/technique in the lab or in the field. Four lucky entrants will win big cash prizes, as well as bragging rights, for the most creative videos.

Call for applications for the MAS Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award

The Microanalysis Society (MAS) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award, sponsored by the Meteoritical Society and the publisher Springer.  This new award is intended to promote career advancement for early career members of the Microanalysis Society, increase interactions of junior and established microanalysts, and to advance the state-of-the-art in microanalysis measurements.

Request for proposals at the Advanced Imaging Center (HHMI Janelia Research Campus)

We are now accepting proposals from scientists who would like to conduct experiments at the Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at Janelia Research Campus. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 15, 2017.
Application Details
The AIC makes imaging technologies developed at Janelia available to the scientific community before the instruments can be purchased commercially.

Light Microscopy for the Biosciences (Charleston, 6th annual workshop)

The Sixth Charleston Workshop on LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOSCIENCES (LMB) will provide a solid introduction to the concepts and practical applications of light microscopy relevant to modern cell and molecular biology. Students will have opportunities for extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment for optical imaging, digital image processing, fluorescence, confocal/multiphoton microscopy and super-resolution microscopy guided by experienced academic and commercial faculty.

On-site demonstration – Olympus VS120 Virtual Slide Microscope

Olympus will be demonstrating their VS120 Brightfield and Fluorescence 6 slide virtual microscopy system at the UA Cancer Center. This system can scan microscope 1x3 and 2x3 glass slides. Contact the sales representative to schedule an appointment.

2017 AZ Imaging & Microanalysis Society annual meeting

The Arizona Imaging & Microanalysis Society annual meeting will be held at ASU. With an expanded schedule covering two days there are ample opportunities to network and learn.

Thursday March 2, 2017 events: